After the age of Sex & the City some would say that 30s are the new 20s, because at this point in the economic world, that seems to be the time that a woman reaches the peak both in her professional and personal life. In Hollywood, sometimes age can be a hindrance to getting quality roles, but for many actresses, the romantic comedies of their 20s have been replaced with indie films and other projects they’re passionate about. As actresses enter into the third decade of their lives, it seems that they start to pick up major accolades and awards and start to find respect in a fickle industry.
It could also be said that as a women ages through her 30s, she really comes into her own when it comes to her curves. Things just start to settle into all the right places. It is also a time for everyone where they really assess the fragility of their lives and start to prioritize what’s really important. For some, that’s a career, for some that means popping out some babies; either way, turning 30 should be a good time for everyone involved. We’ve compiled this list of the most epic voluptuous stars in Hollywood that also happen to be in their 30’s.
15 Ali Larter
It’s possible that everyone in the country remembers Larter’s on-screen debut and her whipped cream bikini in 1999 high school movie Varsity Blues. She went on to find more success in film starring in House on Haunted Hill, Final Destination and Final Destination 2. After these roles made her a recognizable star, Larter landed the breakthrough role into primetime television with her role as Tracy Strauss in NBC science fiction series Heroes.
Now 39, the model and actress is married to Hayes MacArthur who she met on the set of a National Lampoon’s film. The pair have two children, Theodore and Vivienne as well as two dogs named Jackpot and Ella. After her major success on Heroes and some films thereafter, Larter started to put more emphasis on family matters over acting roles. She has transitioned into an author role as she put a book together that shows her entertaining and cooking side.
14 Elisha Cuthbert
This well known actress has been starring in films since 1997 but her real breakout feature was as the lead female role in The Girl Next Door in 2004. Elisha Cuthbert was born in Canada and attended high school for awhile and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Before starring in The Girl Next Door, Cuthbert got much attention for her portrayal of Kim Bauer in the hit television show 24. These two roles solidified her as a sex symbol of the 2000s and landed her spots in FHM and Maxim’s hot lists. After her initial success Cuthbert didn’t get as many quality roles and ended up in some straight to DVD movies like He Was a Quiet Man and My Sassy Girl. Currently Cuthbert is starring in Netflix Original seriesThe Ranch opposite Sam Elliott, Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson. She looks a bit different than she did before leading many to question whether or not she’s had plastic surgery.
13 Anna Faris
Of the numerous comedy films that Faris has starred in, the first that gained her national attention was as crazy celebrity in Just Friends opposite Ryan Reynolds. Since she could remember Faris has been interested in acting and was encouraged by her supportive but strict parents. When she was only nine years old she landed a role in an Arthur Miller play and went on to star in multiple community theatre productions. By the time she hit high school, Faris started starring in commercials and restaurant chain training videos for some small change. She has said that acting wasn’t her main goal, she always dreamt of writing a novel. But instead of going to work as a receptionist she moved to LA on a whim and eventually landed her first movie role in Scary Movie. The movie role that is said to have propelled her to stardom is in The House Bunny where she plays a former Playboy Bunny that is on an existential journey that was released in 2008. Faris is now married to fellow movie actor Chris Pratt, the pair have a son together.
12 Emmanuelle Chriqui
This is another actress born in Canada who migrated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Her role as E’s girlfriend in HBO Original Series Entourage landed her a solidified place in the hearts of Americans. Her career started with a McDonald’s commercial when Chriqui was only 10 years old and eventually moved to Vancouver to get more roles in shows popular on kid’s series Nickelodeon. She landed her first spot in a Hollywood picture as a minor supporting character in Detroit Rock City which she followed up with the hit kid’s classic Snow Day. Chriqui landed some more starring roles and nominations for minor awards before she landed her awesome recurring role in Entourage as super hot and well dressed Sloan. After Entourage wrapped Chriqui found a home on the Showtime original series The Borgias and voiced the character Cheetara in Thundercats. We’re most excited to see her in the upcoming film Super Troopers 2.
11 Jennifer Morrison
We have watched Jennifer Morrison play so many great roles on primetime television that we’re convinced that she’s found the right job. The bombshell played Dr. Allison Cameron opposite Hugh Laurie on House as well as Ted Mosby’s almost wife Stella on How I Met Your Mother. Born in Chicago, Morrison got her start as a child actor and modelled in print ads for popular department stores. She was even featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids next to basketball star Michael Jordan. In the early 2000’s Morrison starred in some smaller movies opposite bigger stars like Grind with Adam Brody and Surviving Christmas opposite James Gandolfini and Ben Affleck. It was in 2004 that Morrison landed her recurring role as immunologist Dr. Allison Cameron on House. She played Dr. Cameron for five years until her character left, her story was wrapped up when she returned for one more episode in 2010. She now stars as The Savior on fairytale adventure show Once Upon a Time while searching out the best movie roles for her voluptuously fit figure.
10 Hayley Atwell
The English-born actress got her start after attending the guildhall school of drama in London. Her mother was a motivational speaker and her father was a shaman, photographer and massage therapist; she remains the couple’s only child. Hayley Atwell’s father was American with some Native American ancestry and her mother was British, the pair split when the actress was just two years old.
The British-American actress grew up with dual UK and US citizenship but underwent schooling in London. She landed her first major on screen role as the female lead in Woody Allen’s dramatic thriller Cassandra’s Dream in 2007. She starred in some British film and stage, even winning a Laurence Olivier Award nomination in 2010. Hayley Atwell hit it big when she landed her role as Peggy Carter in the Captain America franchise. The character has also landed her a place in some episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and even her own show Agent Carter but the show was cancelled on May 6, 2016.
9 Jessica Pare
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Jessica Pare is an actress and singer is best known for her role co-starring in hit AMC television series Mad Men. The bilingual actress had steady work in film, short films and television series’ until getting her biggest role yet as Megan Draper. Both of her parents were stage actors and she became interested in theater as she grew up watching her father rehearse. As a teen Pare was interested in theater and acting in multiple stage productions from local theatre to school plays for her Catholic high school. Pare attended Montreal’s Dawson College until dropping out of the acting program to pursue acting as a career full time. While working as a photographer’s assistant for car photoshoots, Pare landed the female lead in a movie Stardom (2000). In May of 2012 the actress was rumored to be dating punk rocker John Kastner. The pair had a son in 2015.
8 Alison Brie
This actress is another Mad Men alumni that has gotten some other crucial roles on television and in film. Her very first role was on Hannah Montana as Nina, a novice hairdresser. In 2007, Alison Brie landed the recurring supporting role as Trudy Campbell on Mad Men and two years later she was also cast as Annie Edison in NBC & Yahoo! comedy sitcom Community. Alison Brie was voted onto the Maxim Hot 100 at number 99 in 2010 and then jumped all the way up to 49 by 2011. She was also voted the 56th sexiest woman in the world 2013 by FHM. In more recent times Brie has had key roles in popular movies like Sleeping With Other People and the Will Ferrell comedy Get Hard. Currently Alison Brie is in a relationship with actor Dave Franco, brother of James Franco, they’ve been serious since 2012. Last year it was rumored that the pair was engaged but we’ve yet to see wedding photos.
7 Minka Kelly
The young starlet was born in Los Angeles, CA to her mother and former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay. Minka Kelly and her mother moved around quite a bit, settling for the longest period of time in a Chicago suburb before eventually ended up in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she graduated from Valley High School. She returned to Los Angeles after graduating to pursue a career in entertainment. Kelly made friends with a former Playboy Playmate that got her a job at a plastic surgeon that would pay in her own breast enhancement. Eventually, Kelly decided against the breast augmentation and was instead moved to become a surgeon’s assistant. She studied and then worked in the industry as a scrub technician for four years before continuing to pursue her acting career. After getting a couple of small roles on television and in film she landed a regular spot on the NBC drama Friday Night Lights which lasted for three years.
6 Jaime Pressly
Popular sitcom actress Jaime Pressly has been one of the hottest chicks in Hollywood since she hit the scene with her first major roles in the early 2000’s. She was born in North Carolina and moved to Los Angeles her sophomore year of high school. This is about the same time that Pressly started modelling and when she was just 15 she got the chance to travel to Japan for a shoot. Neither of her parents could join her so she had to become legally emancipated from them to make the journey. She got a couple of roles in small television shows that never really took off but got the most praise for her role in Not Another Teen Movie as Priscilla, the raunchy cheerleader supporting female role. Pressly became the spokesmodel for Liz Claiborne in 2001 and was ranked by multiple magazines as one of the hottest women in the world for a number of years. Her real breakout role that she is most well known for is as Joy Turner on My Name Is Earl, she won one of the two Emmys that she was nominated for in that role.
5 Eva Mendes
This actress and model began her career in the late ‘90s with some ‘B’ movies before landing her breakout role in Training Day with Denzel Washington. Since landing that game changer Mendes has starred in some classics including 2 Fast, 2 Furious, Hitch, and All About the Benjamins. The Cuban American actress was born in Miami, Florida but relocated to Los Angeles, California with her mother after her parents were divorced. She attended Hoover High School in Glendale, California and was discovered in a friend’s portfolio by a talent manager. Mendes studied marketing for a short time at Cal State University Northridge until she quit to study acting under Ivana Chubbuck. After starring opposite heartthrob Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines the pair fell in love and have since had two daughters together. The vegetarian is an ambassador for tons of relevant brands including Cartier, Calvin Klein, and Revlon among a few.
4 Penelope Cruz
The Spanish actress was discovered at the age of 15, making her acting debut on television at 16. Her next job was on the film Jamon, Jamonin, to which she received critical acclaim. The actress rose to fame quickly in American starring in films in the late nineties like Woman on Top and The Girl of Your Dreams. Once she hit her stride in Hollywood, Cruz was able to land roles that would shape her career and make her an Academy Award winning actress. Roles like Vanilla Sky, All the Pretty Horses, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, and Blow propelled Cruz from B-list to A-list in the 2000s. Her most recent picture was highly awaited Zoolander 2 opposite Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in 2016. Aside from her acting work Cruz has modelled for brands like Mango, Ralph Lauren and L’Oreal. Mango is her own company which she designed with her sister Monica Cruz.
3 Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington has been acting since she made her debut in telefilm Magical Make-Over in 1994 but she didn’t hit true celeb status until her breakout role in Scandal. In this Shonda Rhimes series, she plays Olivia Pope, Washington DC crisis management expert who is hired by power brokers and politicians. Washington has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for her role, a Screen Actor’s Guild Award, and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series for her work in such films as Ray, The Last King of Scotland, and Django Unchained. She was born in Brooklyn, New York to a professor and real estate broker and acted in the TADA! Youth Theatre teen group while she attended the Spence school. After high school Washington attended George Washington University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in sociology and anthropology in 1998. In 2013 Washington married NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha. The pair have two children together.
2 Jessica Biel
This beloved actress captured our hearts as the wild character Mary in 7th Heaven before breaking into the rom-com genre of American film. She first starred in the horror classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 2003 and has since starred in Blade: Trinity, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, and Total Recall. In March 2000 Biel took part in a risque photo shoot with Gear magazine that led to huge backlash with the wholesome 7th Heaven producers. Biel claimed that they showed her different photos before printing and producers from her show sued the magazine. Aside from all that negativity, this photo shoot propelled Biel to a top sex symbol in the country and she was voted Esquire magazine’s hottest woman of the year in 2005.
The actress has been with singer Justin Timberlake for a long time and the pair were married in 2012 in Italy. In their four year marriage, they have one son together and keep most of their family life private.
1 Christina Hendricks
The most notable character played by Christina Hendricks is Joan Holliday in the AMC series Mad Men. Both men and women refer to Hendricks as the sexiest woman in the world and that is probably due to her Marilyn Monroe-like voluptuous curves. Hendricks was born in Tennessee but moved around a lot because her father was employed with the United States National Forest Service. When she was 18, Hendricks joined a contest to be on the cover of Seventeen magazine which led to her being discovered by a modelling agency prompting her move to New York City. Though she does have a rockin’ body, she’s pretty upset that it’s all people will talk about. In an interview the actress stated that while on Mad Men she was working “her butt off” but the only thing she was in the press for was her voluptuous curves. We will say it guys, she’s a fantastic actress … with a bodacious bod.